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Bannerman Cruise & Walking Tour

Front Street, Newburgh, NY 12550
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Take the trip to Bannerman Island!

As a person who loves abandoned places, I have wanted to visit Bannerman Island for a long time, so... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
Cynthia C
HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TOUR!

I went on the autumn leaves tour and cruise last Friday and it was amazing! The tour guides... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
NBNY75
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Hudson River Valley, New York
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Pollepel Bannerman Island Cruise and WalkingTours. Explore the mystery and enjoy the history of Bannerman Island! Board the Pollepel for a 30 minute trip to the island, where you get a guided tour. May 1 - October 31. Saturdays, Sundays, and Selected Fridays. Call or visit web for full schedule.
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“boat ride” (23 reviews)
“porta potties” (5 reviews)
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Front Street, Newburgh, NY 12550
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

As a person who loves abandoned places, I have wanted to visit Bannerman Island for a long time, so I was very excited to finally make the trip. We took the boat from Beacon in October as the leaves were changing and really enjoyed the...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

I went on the autumn leaves tour and cruise last Friday and it was amazing! The tour guides provided very interesting facts about the local area as we cruised along the beautiful Hudson from Beacon down to West Point and made our way to the...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

I had been intrigued by this island for years, and the experience, inclusive of a fantastic and knowledgeable tour guide, could not have been better! This is a must-see day trip as it is the most unique attraction that I have ever visited. This was...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

The Bannerman Island Trust runs the tours of the island and departures are from the Beacon waterfront. During the summer, they offer a few different tour options of the island. We chose the full tour (meaning a hike to the highest point on the island)....More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

I highly recommend this tour of Bannerman Island. Our tour guide, Wes, was amazing! He has written several books about the island and Hudson Valley history. He made every story come to life. The tour was the perfect length, I never found my mind wandering....More

1  Thank Milcah S
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

I'm almost 82 and still active. There are 72 wooden stairs approaching the summer vacation home of the Bannerman's. Good railings interspersed with landings along the way helped get me to the high point of the island. I was glad to have my walking stick...More

1  Thank Esther7168
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

This is a fantastic trip! So thankful to the Friends of the Island who have made it possible for the public to visit the island and thankful, too, for their repairs to the summer house etc. We had the most fantastic guide who literally, with...More

Thank RuthAnneJeremy
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

I saw the Bannerman Arsenal from Breakneck ridge and was intrigued. Excited to learn that you could actually tour it, I signed up! I think the authorities are doing a great job of moving the facilities in the right direction and look forward to returning!

1  Thank Conrad F
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

The night begins with a beautiful boat ride to Bannermans Island. You're 1st stop is the bathroom if you need it (porta potty) then up 72 steps so be prepared. Once up top you begin the walking tour and learn of the islands history. Take...More

Thank Susan K
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The boat ride is fun and short only 30 minutes to get to the Island. Great picture taking opportunity from the boat when landing can see the castle. There is a bathroom on the landing of the dock, then you ascend the wooden stairs with...More

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